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Kathleen Murray LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Kathleen Murray Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a queer-identified clinician, I understand and prioritize the need for access to a stigma-free and trauma-informed therapeutic environment in which each of my clients are able to fully explore all aspects of life and identity, in order to become their most authentic self.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Katie Murray is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical who works to provide her clients with education around mindfulness techniques, supporting themin gaining effective tools to manage presenting symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She helps to empower their sense of confidence, self-awareness, and emotional regulation throughout the course of therapy.Katie is a welcoming and affirming therapist for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Throughout her career, Katie has had a wide range of experiences working with both teens and adults who are survivors of complex trauma. In addition to previous outpatient therapy, she has managed community-based programs providing help with the transition to adulthood for at-risk teens and adolescents with significant mental health needs. She served as a co-facilitator of evidence-based multi-family psychoeducation groups for families with a teen diagnosed with either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Katie also spent six years as a therapist and Behavioral Health Director within the juvenile justice system and hardware secure settings, providing trauma-informed individual, family, and substance abuse services. Katie maintains a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach with all clients. The basis of her work with clients is supported by the frameworks of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. Katie is on the national registry of therapists certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and specializes in working with individuals who have a history of acute and complex traumatic experiences.





Sexuality Based Issues

Gender identity & transgender health

General Expertise




Aging related concerns

Anger management

Divorce & separation

Gender identity & transgender health

Sleep & insomnia issues

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP





First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing


  • Maryland, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 18194


Master of Social Work, Salisbury University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown, Germantown, MD

Frequently Asked Questions About Kathleen Murray, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kathleen Murray, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kathleen Murray accepting new clients?

Yes, Kathleen Murray is accepting new clients for online therapy in Maryland and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown, 19805 Executive Park Cir, Germantown, MD, 20874.

Does Kathleen Murray accept insurance?

Yes, Kathleen Murray accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Kathleen Murray offer?

Kathleen Murray offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Kathleen Murray offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Kathleen Murray offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown, 19805 Executive Park Cir, Germantown, MD, 20874.

Does Kathleen Murray offer online therapy?

Yes, Kathleen Murray offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Maryland.

How quickly can I see Kathleen Murray?

Kathleen Murray typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kathleen Murray speak?

Kathleen Murray conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kathleen Murray online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kathleen Murray online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.